DATE POSTED: September 8, 2017                                     POSITION:    Senior Accountant   

 JOB #:  41-17                                                                         SALARY:       $60,000 Annually

Or Negotiable DOE

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:                                     October 6, 2017                                 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:  The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) is looking for an enthusiastic, degreed, accounting professional, with a record of achievement in technical expertise, teamwork, project management, process improvement and software skills, interested in supporting HACA’s mission and various stakeholders. This individual will be responsible for assisting the Director of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer in the financial administration of the HACA’s programs. Financial administration involves monitoring, reporting, requisitioning and recording all financial transactions for HACA and various entities. Responsibilities include assisting in maintaining HACA’s General Ledger (G/L), maintaining and reviewing system set-up. Review and post transactions from various modules to G/L.  Prepare monthly reports for internal and external parties, reconcile bank accounts, review, analyze and reconcile various critical G/L accounts on an on-going basis and request reimbursements for expenditures.  The successful candidate will be able to scale and provide guidance on daily finance activities (e.g., month and year-end close), and prepare schedules for annual budgets and audits. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (majoring in Accounting) from an accredited college or university; Four years of progressive experience in medium-sized organizations with emphasis in G/L accounting and internal controls; Strong working knowledge of accounting, reporting and enterprise systems and Microsoft Excel (e.g., formulas, pivot tables, v-lookup, charts, etc.).  Preferred: Three (3) years experience in affordable housing or real estate property accounting, including accounting for low income housing tax credit properties. Working knowledge of YARDI and/or ELITE Emphasys software and knowledge of governmental accounting practices with emphasis in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) operating policies, procedures and regulations.  Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines. MS Excel macros and MS Access End-User knowledge and CPA designation a plus.  Bondablity. Valid Texas driver’s license; eligibility for coverage under HACA’s fleet auto policy.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with computers and other office equipment.  Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment, but are usually in an area that is adequately cooled, heated, lighted and ventilated.

APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Application for open posted position must be submitted via online at the following website:  However, we will accept applications at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S. IH-35, Austin, Texas 78704.  No applications will be accepted after the noted closing dates on the job announcement. We encourage you to visit our website often to view and apply for vacant positions with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin or sign up for job alerts at our career site.  The HACA is a drug-free workplace.  A Criminal Background Check including a sex offender registry check. A Driving Record, Texas Driver’s License, and a Physical/Drug Screening will be required upon offer of employment.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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